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  • Writer's pictureT. Logan Metesh

WWII Trophy - Beretta M1934 Pistol

Updated: Sep 7, 2022

After World War II, returning American soldiers often brought home trophies or souvenir pieces. One of the most popular items was a firearm. In order to legally bring these items back into the United States, they had to fill out Captured Enemy Equipment forms and Customs Declaration paperwork. Often, those paper items, which are so crucial to the piece's provenance, are lost, misplaced, or destroyed.

That's why this Beretta M1934 pistol, which was brought back by a GI after WWII as a trophy gun, is a rare find: it still has the original holster and all documentation paperwork. A rare find!

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